abstract expressionism

noun, often capitalized A&E
|Updated on: 19 Jun 2018

Definition of abstract expressionism

: an artistic movement of the mid-20th century comprising diverse styles and techniques and emphasizing especially an artist's liberty to convey attitudes and emotions through nontraditional and usually nonrepresentational means

abstract expressionist

noun or adjective, often capitalized A&E

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